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in the very same room. today we can thank rosa parks for making it happen. just take a look at this live picture as we speak, a dedication ceremony is getting under way in the u.s. capitol. it's for a statue honoring the won who refused to give up her seat on a city bus in alabama circa 1955. the nation's first african-american president is due to speak in about 40 minutes and you're going to hear from him live right here on cnn and you can follow the ceremony start to finish on cnn.com. all the dignitaries filing into the capitaocapitol. by the werek it will be a houseful with congressional leaders who will join the president. this is a big deal too. while there are many statues in the capitol there are almost none that are a congressional effort so to speak. many private funds feature statues. this is something congress has done for one of the most important women in american history. >>> but we're going to start with multitudes staying good-bye to a pope. he gives up and resigns the leadership of the roman catholic church. this last hurrah of the benedict, it comes -- benedict xvi com
they are going to do that. it's amazing at the rosa parks statue unveiling. here you have republicans and democrats talking about rosa marks and fighting for the right to vote and just across the street you have the supreme security court hearing this case. many are fearful they are going to absolutely do that and we saw the voter suppression last year. the vra stopped voter i.d. taxes in texas. this is a huge issue that cannot be ignored. >> we saw the head of the naacp weighing in there outside of the courthouse. how is he responding to the case that some folks are making that it's a hold-over from the civil rights era and it's not necessary? >> here's the deal. look at last year. look at what happened when efforts were made to stop sunday voting, when you look at the changing of voting hours also in florida. all of those were efforts put in place by republican legislators after 2008. nobody can desicide that. and so, look, you can say we're not targeting any race but we know exactly what the purpose was. suzanne, one of the reasons why you saw significant black turnout in ohio and
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, midnight friday, they are standing together today. there she is, to honor civil rights icon rosa parks. president obama, congressional leaders, and more than 50 of her relatives gathered there at the capital to unveil this bronze statue of miss parks. it is nine feet tall. she is the first black woman to be honored with a statue there. >> rosa parks' singular act of disobedience launched a movement. the tired feet of those who walked the dusty roads of montgomery helped a nation see that to which it had once been blind. it is because of these men and women that i stand here today. it is because of them that our children grow up in a land more free. >> rosa parks broke the law. that was back on december 5th, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a crowded bus back in montgomery, alabama. actually stood in line for quite a while to get to meet and shake hands with miss parks when i was in high school, back in atlanta. gogoose pumps. >>> coming up, a 6-year-old girl banned from using the girl's restroom at her elementary school. why? because she was born a boy
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stamp in honor of civil rights icon rosa parks. it coincides with what would have been her 100th birthday. parks made her way into the history books following the arrest for refusing to give up her constituent on the bus. >>> the moment that got everyone talking about the super bowl wasn't a touchdown, it was when the lights went out at the superdome. the internet practically exploded. some blamed the power outage on beyonce, others blamed it on the batman villain bain. do we know for sure what caused the power outage? >> i slept her last night. is alicia keys still doing the national anthem? we're going to talk about how long it took her to get through the national anthem, carol. that was part of social media. i was on this anchor desk until midnight checking social media, and, yes, my trusty tweet deck was going crazy. i want to show you some of the tweets that were going through. you mentioned bain and batman. this one viewer said, "people of gotham" -- talking about the classic scene in the last batman movie, where someone took over a movie theater. one viewer said, "luckily
behaving in this way, i do think that's telling. it doesn't make him, you know, the rosa parks of gun violence, but i do think his story is telling and the kind of thing we can learn from, it doesn't have to be an either/or. >> ross, i want to say one more thing. we always want to know why killers kill, we want to know why. so, what's the problem with figuring out what this man's thoughts were and trying to figure out how to stop violent actions from happening again? >> that agree with, i agree with you 100%. the only thing i'm saying to then go and pull his political ideas forward and polish those up, that's where i draw the line. i think it's a question of mental health and the questions of the other issues are perfectly fine. i don't want to validate his political thinking while people are literally planning funerals. >> and ross, button this up. >> i would just say that i'm pro-life, for instance. and there are obviously cases where americans who are opposed to abortion go nuts, take matters into their own hands, shoot abortion doctors, commit horrible crimes, and i wouldn't think
. this is a time of evolution right now but i think it will take a differencemaker, a rosa parks or a jackie robinson to say here is who i am, i'll stand up for what is right and once that ice is broken i think we start to see change. >> the other hypocrisy in all of this, the nfl penalized a player, you know, during the super bowl, right, because he said some anti-gay remarks so the nfl is trying to promote this we don't do that, we want to pave the way for maybe gay players and during the combine, teams ask players if they like girls? >> right, so there's that dichotomy there, doesn't make sense. >> what should we believe? there has to be a reason they're asking players that. i know it's an investment and all that, there are other reasons, they don't want gay players on their team and don't want to deal with that? >> they don't want any ruffled fete feathers, i hate to use this word, but they don't want cancers in the locker room, things that eat up the team and chemistry within a group of men. if there is a gay player there is mocking, scorning, scoffing, not good vibes because it's not r
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